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The Myth of Disillusioned Fidesz Voters

“There is a broad consensus among analysts who have evaluated the election results that the group of voters targeted by the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, Péter Márki-Zay, is essentially non-existent,” writes Magyar Hang. “In other words, we cannot talk about disillusioned Fidesz voters, so a campaign based on addressing them was doomed to failure.”

“My guess, which is confirmed by personal experience, is a more nuanced picture. Bourgeois-conservative voters who are explicitly repelled by how Fidesz’s power machinery operates, and by its shift to a radical right-wing position, have largely left the ruling party. But they have been replaced by new voters, mainly from smaller settlements in Hungary.” [Magyar Hang]

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